This is the third edition of the RYA Advanced Dinghy Sailing Handbook. This book is designed to accompany the advanced sailing modules in the RYA National Sailing Scheme. The book covers Day Sailing, Seamanship skills, Sailing with Spinnakers, Start Racing, and Performance Sailing. It presents information in an informative but easy-to-follow format. The book is filled with detailed drawings and diagrams that offer clear instructions on various manoeuvres. Thorough explanations of relevant sailing theory are covered.
This handbook proves invaluable to anyone undertaking one of the RYA advanced sailing modules. It serves as a continuation of the first book in the series, the Start Sailing Handbook, and serves as the ideal progression for those looking to enhance their knowledge and skills. The new edition of the RYA Advanced Sailing Book features an updated layout with larger and more detailed illustrations to facilitate learning and includes additional information on managing capsizes, trapezing, and foiling.
As the RS Toura features a trapeze, I was highly interested in understanding how it functions and how long it would take for me to master it. Having read the book now, I have gained that knowledge.